A wine from an area I'm not familiar with in central Spain, it's composed of Syrah primarily and actually tastes more French then Spanish.
Gorgeous, deeply-tinted dark ruby-violet. Medium intensity nose of blackberry with a minute, sour twist. Powdered sandstone is there too, with scorched earth notes and a wisp of high-toned smoke. Dry, clingy entry, with slightly vegetal dark cherry fruit mixed with dry unsweetened chocolate and lots of powdered stone notes. Good acids and lots of fine-grained, puckery tannins are the physical characteristics. It's a unique wine that I probably would have placed as a Carignane-based wine from the Languedoc region of France had I not known what it was. B. Imported by Eric Solomon's European Cellars, this was $16.99 from The Wine Exchange (winex.com).